Monday, April 13, 2009

TWD: 15 Minute Magic - Chocolate Amaretti Torte

I unfortunately don't have much to say about this weeks choice. I made it Easter morning and I can say that it lives up to it's name and the time it takes to get it into the oven in minimal. I cut the recipe in half and made a mini torte. I opted to not make the almond whipped cream (which I'm sure is fantastic!) because I was short on time. Being short on time meant I grabbed one quick bite before running out of the house.
It was a delicious bite, but unfortunately I don't really remember much of the torte. I did share it with friends who sang it's praises, so I am thinking I will make it again and to really savor it and see how much I like it. I do have half a bag of mini amaretti left and it only takes 15 minutes, so I really have nothing to lose!
Thanks to Holly of PheMOMenon for choosing the torte. Check out her blog for the recipe and the blogroll to see all the fabulous creations!

32 comments:

Bunny said...

It looks fantastic Cristine, I have a cake to make for a birthday this week and I'm thinking this one!! I think she'd LOVE this!!

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

It looks beautiful!

SUGAR B said...

This tasted soooooooo good. I actually love this easy recipe.

Yours look awesome and yes, you have to make it again for yourself!

Jules Someone said...

This looks lovely! And you should make it again and keep it all for yourself.

Megan said...

I love the cookies on top, it looks so pretty! Like something from a pastry shop!

Cathy said...

Yours looks so pretty with the cookies on top! I'm with you, I liked it, but really need to try it again to try to feel the love that others seem to feel. It is certainly quick, though!

n.o.e said...

You have your food blogging priorities, going - got the great photos, but not enough time to enjoy eating it! The torte is good (but not my favorite), and if you still want chocolate after the next two weeks, I'd say make this again!
Nancy

Coleen's Recipes said...

That last photo looks delicious!!

HoneyB said...

It looks awesome and I'm sure it tastes just as awesome. I decided to not make this because we just don't need those calories. I wish calories didn't matter though!

Jin Hooi said...

looks great!! i couldn't find any amaretti so i used almond cookies..

Amanda said...

Beautiful job! We loved this torte here, you should definitely try it again so you can enjoy it :)

Pamela said...

Looks fabulous. Unfortunately, I skipped this week. I'm glad to hear that your friends enjoyed it, though!

Zesty Cook said...

Oh WOW, this looks fabulous! great Job, HoneyB sent me your way. Great blog :)

zesty

Jessie said...

great chocolate cake! I was just looking at your other sweet treats and I love how you set up a nice presentation for the photos :)

Honey B also sent me to your blog

Ingrid said...

Looks good....I'm gonna check out the recipe.
~ingrid

Debbie said...

Looks delicious!

Teanna said...

I love that you lined the edges of the cake with the amaretti! The cake looks gorgeous!

chocolatechic said...

Looks great.

I love the cookies on top.

Flourchild said...

Nice looking cake. It was way to sweet for me.

Banjo said...

Oh bummer! Well it was good, and is that is for sure.. but wasn't my absolute favorite! But worth making again for its ease... Looks lovely.

pinkstripes said...

Your cake looks gorgeous. I like the way you decorated it with the cookies.

Kara said...

OH cute decorating with the cookies. Mine didn't last long enough to fancy up. :) You should definitely make it and savor it, though. It's worth a quiet moment and a cup of coffee to enjoy.

Snooky doodle said...

delicious and nice presentation :)

The Mortensens said...

I like how your decorated your torte. It looks neat and represents the name of the cake well!

You got your Amaretti at Neukoff? I've never seen that store. I should get out more. :)

CB said...

Cute way to use the amaretti cookies as a garnish!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

BAKE-EN said...

Your torte looks fantastic. I almost decorated mine the same way you did, but then I opted to make the whipped cream.

Katy said...

Looks divine! (and I'm not even a chocolate fan)

Emily Rose said...

Wow your torte looks beautiful! I love how you decorated it- I think I'm going to steal that idea next time I make it! The whipped cream was pretty fantastic- but the cake was pretty fantastic on its own too!

Fit Chick said...

Beautiful torte, I like the amaretti cookies for decoration!

farah said...

This looks great, i love the mini amaretti! :)

Tracey said...

Your torte looks fabulous! I made a mini one as well. This wasn't my favorite recipe - it was just a bit too rich for me.

TeaLady said...

Perfect!

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